A perfect set of shiny white teeth are a priceless asset. Not all of us are gifted with model style perfectly sculptured white teeth.
In fact to be honest, as a Dental graduate I can tell you, nobody’s teeth are perfect by default. The actresses and models we see have mostly all undergone corrective procedures to enhance their appearance by Cosmetic Dentistry.
I belong to Hyderabad, famous for pearl and diamond trade. Now, people from my city at least need to have shiny white pearly teeth, just to inspire others may be 😛 Though there are many dentists in Hyderabad, I got my teeth whitening done at a nearby clinic. You can always look up before going whiever place you are in. Because internet has all information these days.
Teeth whitening is again a simple cosmetic dentistry procedure. Let me quickly take you all through basic cosmetic dentistry procedures.
What is Smile Makeover?
Smile makeover is a process of improving the appearance of smile through one or more cosmetic dentistry procedures such as dental veneers, composite bonding, tooth implants and teeth whitening. It involves a comprehensive assessment of something known as “smile aesthetics” to improve the overall appearance.
What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Any corrective procedure, elective or unelective which aims at improving the appearance of a person’s teeth, mouth and smile. A general of family dental practitioner would advice about the treatments “necessary” for your teeth while a cosmetic dentist would provide you an elective or selective procedure or treatment as per your need.
Inlays and Onlays
These are made of various materials like porcelain or composite materials. These are basically customised fillings in the teeth to fill the cavities left after tooth decay etc. Dental fillings are moulded during the clinic visit but inlays and outlays are more personalised and created in a laboratory before your dentist binds it adhesively on the teeth.
This is done in care where the teeth are deformed may be due to broken teeth, chipped teeth, decayed or discoloured teeth. The procedure used in such cases are called composite bonding. Basically we have a dental material which resembles the outer layer of teeth called enamel. This is crafter on the teeth so that your teeth look more even and fixed. Others would never know if the tooth fairy did some favours for you 😀
Teeth whitening is one of the most commonly prescribed and performed cosmetic dentistry procedure. People who drink a lot of coffee, tea, wine or those who smoke tend to develop yellower teeth more often. Teeth whitening involves bleaching in its true sense and is done to remove the yellowish layer and expose the while inner layer of the teeth.
These are composite of porcelain covering or lamination on your teeth. In case teeth whitening fails, this is what the dentist will recommend you. These are also used for gaps in the teeth.
Dental implants comply with their literal meaning. The are prosthetic substitutes to natural teeth. This is done to compensate a single or multiple tooth loss.
Full mouth reconstruction
It is possible to work on the complete appearance of your smile besides the teeth. Your dentist would evaluate the aesthetic appearance of your smile and suggest you the necessary treatment or procedure to improve some functional issues related to your bite, muscle, teeth or other bony structures.
I hope this would help you gain some idea what exactly is cosmetic dentistry about. If you have any questions, please leave them below in the comments. 🙂